Spring has started and the flowers bloomed,the plants are looking fresh with the new tender leaves in my home garden.The weather is also pleasant to enjoy the gardening work.The mint plants in my garden are also with new leaves,makes me tempted to cook some recipe.As my family loves the flavor of mint I made mint chutney yesterday and I used the remaining leaves for this biriyani.I used the pressure cooker to make this biriyani it can be made with the electric rice cooker also.
Today's recipe is a healthy one pot meal which is a protein packed and is a good option for lunch box and parties.As the soya chunks resembles,chicken my kiddo loves to eat anything with that.The quality of basmathi rice what I got this time is not good,so the biriyani turned out little mushy and the grains are broken.Other than that everything was perfect and we enjoyed the meal along with seasoned curd rice and mangoes.Here goes the recipe .....
|Soya chunks/meal maker||1cup|
|Red chilly powder||1/2tsp|
|Garam masala powder||1/4tsp|
|Coriander leaves(chopped)||as needed|
|Cinnamon||1 inch piece 2nos.|
Soak the basmathi rice in the water for 1/2 an hour,grind the coconut,mint leaves,coriander laeves and green chillies to fine paste.
Serve it with raitha or any curry of your choice.
- Adding coconut milk is optional but gives a nice flavor and taste to the biriyani.
- Rinse the boiled soya chunks atleast 2-3 times to get rid of the smell.
- Mixed veggies such as carrot,beans and potato can also be used.
- A tbs of ghee and broken cashews can also be added for extra taste and flavor.
Also linking to Serve It Series- Pressure Cooked/Slow Cooked event happening at Kirthi's Kitchen and to Healthy diet -Easy and Healthy Lunch started by Priya and hosting by Jaya.